[standards-jig] UPDATED: XHTML IM (JEP-0071)

Tom Waters waters at instapix.com
Wed Feb 19 18:53:55 UTC 2003

I've just finished implementing xhtml support in my client, and have a
couple of small comments.

1) in Windows Forms (C# .NET) there's no way to set the per character
background-color on the standard RichTextBox.  There is only a single
background color for the entire control.

2) Are you sure that you want to eliminate <b> and <i> in favor of
styled spans?  I realize they are redundant, but they sure are shorter!

<b>this is bold, <i>bold italic</i></b><i> and plain italic</i>


<span style="font-weight:bold">this is bold, <span
style="font-style:italic">bold italic</span></span><span
style="font-style:italic"> and plain italic</span>

plus, they aren't especially hard to implement.

Under the same reasoning, <h1><h2><h3> etc. could be simulated with
styles as well.

What is the position of this JEP regarding the style of the H headers?
E.g. what point sizes are they?

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:standards-jig-admin at jabber.org] On Behalf Of Peter Saint-Andre
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 8:51 AM
To: standards-jig at jabber.org
Subject: [standards-jig] UPDATED: XHTML IM (JEP-0071)

I just published version 0.3 of the XHTML IM proposal. I've added even
more restrictions and simplifications (specifically regarding attributes
and style properties). Check it out here:


Any strong feelings from client developers regarding style properties?
example, do you think things like background-color are important? That
is not in the proposal right now, but it's in the lone example (which I
copied from the old proposal by Jer and Julian).



Peter Saint-Andre
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